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British food products in Poland?


jon357 71 | 20,403
23 Jan 2021 #211
more interesting

Nothing is more interesting than a good fry up. Just a shame they don't sell sausages or bacon of the right type here.
mafketis 34 | 12,243
23 Jan 2021 #212
Nothing is more interesting than a good fry up

Baked beans for breakfast is an abomination unto the Lord... admittedly froot loops are not much better, but beans for breakfast..... nope!
jon357 71 | 20,403
23 Jan 2021 #213
Baked beans for breakfast

Nobody actually eats that first thing (except maybe lorry drivers and tourists who want to try it). The so-called breakfast is mostly eaten later in the day. Personally I hate baked beans and just don't see the appeal. A lot are sold here in Poland though, more than can be accounted for by British/Irish/Aussie residents.

There are a few places in Warsaw that do full breakfasts however the sausages and bacon are always wrong.
tesco
23 Jan 2021 #214
>>or bacon of the right type here.
You can get raw smoked bacon in Poland, my wife eats it. Fries up just like English bacon
Joker 2 | 2,442
23 Jan 2021 #215
I remember that Yorkshire pudding was pretty good! It reminded me of Italian gravy bread, but with its own unique flavor. I cant think of any place around Chicago where I purchase it either. Everything else I tried in UK was very bland except for the Fish and Chips were rather tasty.

Wtf..is up with putting vinegar on the chips?? I asked the cook for some ketchup and I thought he was going to have a heart attack! lol
jon357 71 | 20,403
23 Jan 2021 #216
Wtf..is up with putting vinegar on the chips?

Strange but somehow delicious.

Yorkshire pudding

Whenever I've made it for Poles here, they always like it. Plenty can go wrong when cooking it though.
Lenka 3 | 2,780
23 Jan 2021 #217
Strange but somehow delicious

It does work but the difference of with and without is not that big imo.

I asked the cook for some ketchup and I thought he was going to have a heart attack

Can't blame him. I love ketchup but with fish and chips it's a crime!









jon357 71 | 20,403
23 Jan 2021 #218
If those photos are tonight's, it looks like we're having the same thing. I put mushrooms in rather than carrots since I had some nice ones and leftover fasole szparagowej from yesterday..
delphiandomine 88 | 18,454
23 Jan 2021 #219
Wtf..is up with putting vinegar on the chips?

There's a trick to it - it only works with British-style chips, not on anything else. But still, perfectly fine to use ketchup instead - as long as the place isn't cheating by using cheap ketchup or watering it down somehow.
Lenka 3 | 2,780
23 Jan 2021 #220
We do then :)

What I find surprising is the lack of some take away home meals place in UK. Something between the frozen meals and restaurant.
In my hometown they had a place like that. Not too many dishes and not too fancy but healthy enough you could give it to kids without feeling bad.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,454
23 Jan 2021 #221
What I find surprising is the lack of some take away home meals place in UK

Maybe because the frozen food culture is so strong in comparison to Poland?
jon357 71 | 20,403
23 Jan 2021 #222
the frozen food culture

Very much so. There are a lot of "ready meals" in supermarkets, some of them quite good, some less so. Although they exist here, there are less popular, only in bigger shops and the choice is small.
Lenka 3 | 2,780
23 Jan 2021 #223
Maybe but the frozen meals are so poor...Don't get me wrong, they are usually cheap so noone expects wonders but it's just bad Il

But I guess this is a topic for a different thread. But I would love to have such place here
Atch 17 | 4,046
23 Jan 2021 #224
Wtf..is up with putting vinegar on the chips??

It only works with salt. It has to be salt and vinegar.

Fries up just like English bacon

Yes, that's so, but it doesn't taste the same and I've only seen rashers of what we'd call streaky bacon, not proper 'back' rashers :(
jon357 71 | 20,403
23 Jan 2021 #225
it doesn't taste the same

This is true. It's a different product completely.

The nearest ive found is at Macro however there are still big differences.
Joker 2 | 2,442
23 Jan 2021 #226
. I love ketchup but with fish and chips it's a crime!

Thats exactly what the guy at Mr.Chippy`s said to me! "Anything other than viginar is criminal" he proclaimed! lol

Is that Shepard Pie in your photos??? Looks yummy! Isn't that a traditional Irish dish? Its popular in the US but depends on who is making it.

Strange but somehow delicious.

It wasn't bad at all but the fries got too soggy, so next time I tried the dipping method.

It only works with salt. It has to be salt and vinegar.

I used to eat crisps ( chips to me) withe vinegar and salt, good with beer:)

Poles here, they always like it. Plenty can go wrong when cooking it though.

Im surprised its not very popular over here. I like those crumpet things as well. I would like to try them on a cheeseburger, might be a good combo. Im getting hungry now, Im making tacos tonight.
jon357 71 | 20,403
23 Jan 2021 #227
"Anything other than viginar is criminal"

Must be malt vinegar too.

I like those crumpet things as well.

Everybody buys them but apparently they're easy to make with a bit of practice. I might try.

Everybody says shepherd's pie however officially it's shepherd's pie with lamb and cottage pie with beef. Traditionally made on Monday or Tuesday out of meat left over from Sunday dinner.
Lenka 3 | 2,780
23 Jan 2021 #228
Is that Shepard Pie in your photos???

Yeah. Although as Jon pointed out it's not technically correct name. And thank you for your compliment. I like filling food. When I first heard of 'comfort food' this is the kind of food I imagined. Sheppard pie, fasolka po bretonsku, nice stew...Something that warms you up and fills you up...Mac and Cheese would never come to my mind. That reminded me...See you in the Polish food thread :P
Joker 2 | 2,442
24 Jan 2021 #229
Sheppard pie, fasolka po bretonsku, nice stew...Something that warms you up and fills you u

Its one of my favorite dishes, great for those cold winter days. I suppose Im a "cottage pie" guy then. I wish I was able to make you photo come to life..hehe

Prose bardzo:) Do you cook like this all the time?

Monday or Tuesday out of meat left over from Sunday dinner.

Nothing wrong with that, some food seemingly tastes better the next day, like spaghetti.

.See you in the Polish food thread :P

I love Polish food as well, but Italian is probably my favorite. Have you ever had authentic Mexican food? I can eat a lot of that also but its really fattening.
Lenka 3 | 2,780
24 Jan 2021 #230
Do you cook like this all the time?

Most of the time. If I can't cook in the week I cook more on weekend and freeze. Of course I also make some ready made fish fingers or from the jar sauce (I absolutely love Sainsbury's own brand Tikka Masala sauce)

Have you ever had authentic Mexican food?

Sadly no. The most popular foreign cuisine in UK is Indian. But I do like what passes on for Mexican food here and in Poland. It reminds me it's time to make some enchiladas
Joker 2 | 2,442
24 Jan 2021 #231
The most popular foreign cuisine in UK is Indian

Ive never had a kabab in my life. The closest thing we have to it in Chicago are called "Gyros" they are sold in Greek restaurants, really tasty, made out of lamb and beef with tzatziki sauce. Ive been told they look exactly like kababs, but its 100% Grecian or I could be wrong too.

But I do like what passes on for Mexican food here and in Poland.

A Mexican restaurant in Poland would be a big hit. Poles in Chicago love the Taco Burrito King, its smaczego:)

Most of the time.

Sure looks yummy:)



mafketis 34 | 12,243
24 Jan 2021 #232
its 100% Grecian or I could be wrong too.

Gyros is the Greek version of Shawarma (more or less kebab in Europe).

In Greece they're made differently than in the US as they're liable to have french fries in the wrap along with the meat and vegetables...

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In Europe Greco-Turco-Levantine food serves a similar function to Mexican food in the US....

In Mexico the food differs strongly by region and is mostly unlike US Mexican food (originally from the border region).

My US favorites include nachos compuestos, navajo tacos (made with native american style fry bread) and enchiladas...

In Mexico my favorite meal was probably chilaquiles

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Lenka 3 | 2,780
24 Jan 2021 #233
@Joker
Wow, looks yummy like hell :)
If you ever want to try kebab do it in Germany. Maybe Poland, definitely not UK :)

@Maf
Doesn't look too appetising...
Cargo pants 3 | 1,117
24 Jan 2021 #234
A Mexican restaurant in Poland would be a big hi

There are plenty but none aurhenric except one called "kawa i chilli" owned by a Polish guy who has 4 REAL mexican cooks{I said real as I know someone in NJ who sold Sushi in a store and made 2 mexicans with red Bandana making sushi who looked to be Japanese and people thinking its sushi by real Japs)
mafketis 34 | 12,243
24 Jan 2021 #235
Doesn't look too appetising...

If you're talking about the chilaquiles the point isn't the looks but the taste (and textures) it's a bit similar to tortilla soup (also delicious). It's corn tortillas and onions and meat and cheese cooked together unitl it's a gooey delicious mess
delphiandomine 88 | 18,454
24 Jan 2021 #236
That looks really tasty! What kind of cheese would be best for it, though?
Lenka 3 | 2,780
24 Jan 2021 #237
the point isn't the looks but the taste

I know that, I'm Polish, it's enough to mention bigots and how it looks.
mafketis 34 | 12,243
24 Jan 2021 #238
In Mexico I think they use Oaxaca cheese, Monterey Jack is usually used for Mexican dishes in the states... (not sure how available either is in Europe - not to mention fresh corn tortillas) the idea is a bit of an almost goat cheese sharp taste but melty like mozzarella...

Unfortunately nacho chips wouldn't work so well, fried fresh tortillas taste completely different....

I do a Mexican bake with nachos and mimolette (similar to what gets called 'cheddar cheese' in the US, completey different from British cheddar) and onions and tomatoes and ground meat - cumin (kmin rzymski) is absolutely necessary - fortunately it's much easier to get now than a few years ago.

enough to mention bigots

do you mean bigos? It's appearance does not inspire confidence with foreigners exposed for the first time but most end up loving it (IME).
jon357 71 | 20,403
24 Jan 2021 #239
What kind of cheese would be best for it,

Strong cheddar works very well with that.
Lenka 3 | 2,780
24 Jan 2021 #240
do you mean bigos?

Yes I did. Auto-correct..


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